"You have to lose your mind in order to gain control of it."
Have to say that I don't even know where I got this one from. But, it made some good sense. Seems that after those days when things are at their worst and you wish that you were anywhere except the present, some of the greatest clarity comes.
I guess you could say that it's kinda like 'losing your mind'. Once everything's completely lost, then comes the rebuilding of what should be there. Then comes the regaining of control that somehow went AWOL throughout the rhythms of life.
But the end of the day goal should be, to move towards fewer of those episodes, similar to a bungee jumping life and more towards the constant line, where some semblance of constant becomes the norm.